What Lies Beneath

July 20, 2021

Understanding the geotechnical requirements of your section is critical when building a new home!

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It’s getting chilly!

June 17, 2021

Build a warmer home from the ground up with MAXRaft®.
Insulation is one of the most important aspects of home construction in terms of energy efficiency and comfort. However, it is also a major point of potential failure when it comes to heat loss and insulation quality. Without proper insulation, your home is going to lose heat, while you fork out for expensive utility bills to compensate for this heat loss. 

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Sustainability

May 12, 2021

Sustainability and ethical processes have become more important than ever in the wake of
growing concerns about climate change. Consumers want to know that they are putting their
money in the right place by supporting businesses that are climate change friendly. With these
issues at the forefront of major decisions, it’s more apparent than ever that transparency is
critical. So part of the buying decision process now involves researching a business’
environmental and sustainability practices.

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MAXRaft 2020 and the year ahead

December 25, 2020

Despite 2020 being a challenging year for everyone between COVID-19 and a looming recession, MAXRaft saw an increase in business toward the end of the year. With a focus on local business and development, many people have turned their sights to MAXRaft in order to build back better and stronger. Like most businesses, it was a quiet time from March until August due to the uncertainty in the marketplace. While other businesses turned to hibernation, we put this time to good use by improving our systems and processes, as well as looking at ways to better serve our customers and the building community. 

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Passive Housing New Zealand

August 6, 2020

Passive Housing is a voluntary standard of building homes (or structures) that are energy efficient and optimised for their local climate. Passive Houses are so energy efficient that they use the equivalent power for heating/cooling that you would to run your fridge! That’s between 75-90% less energy than a conventional house.

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5 New Building Trends

April 17, 2020

Inspiration for the year ahead. In this article we’re going over 5 building trends that may or may not give you the inspiration you’ve been looking for. From exterior to the interior, we’ve got you covered with the hottest trends right now. 

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Building Homes For Future Generations

April 17, 2020

We believe in doing something once and doing it right. The same should apply to you when planning your forever home. Forking out a little extra cash for excellent quality materials will ensure your forever home not only holds up for your lifetime, but hopefully your children and their children’s lifetimes too.

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The 5 Best Ways To Insulate A Home

March 20, 2020

For optimum insulation results, your home should be insulated from its roof to its concrete foundation. An uninsulated home and its possible drafts can compromise your family’s health over a long period of time. 

Many studies have shown that an insulated home is a healthy home. Homes that are fully insulated retain much more heat than non-insulated homes. A well insulated home will keep you toasty in winter, cool in summer, and your wallet will thank you immensely for the power bill savings. An insulated home is particularly important for the young, the elderly, and the immune compromised. Thanks to new laws, all ceilings and underfloors in New Zealand homes have been legally obligated to be insulated by 01 July 2019.

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Save your health and money by properly insulating your floor

January 29, 2020

For maximum thermal efficiencies, energy savings and positive health benefits, insulating your home goes far beyond your ceiling and walls. Heat also escapes through the windows and up to 15% through the floor. 15% doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you consider how everything in your home is connected, you actually lose far more than that 15% worth of heat and lost comfort.

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The importance of an insulated building

January 29, 2020

There are various ways of installing ground insulation in a home and commercial property but nothing comes close to MAXRaft® foundations. You see, not all foundations are created equal. Most ground insulation foundations only protect the edges of the concrete slab. Heat is then allowed to escape through the sides. All that does is heat the ground around the property which is a giant waste of money. That lost heat could instead be warming the property and inhabitants inside. MAXRaft® 's fully insulated foundations has you entirely covered which provides superior performance to optimise energy efficiency.

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